Title: Battling the Darkness
A confrontation on the docks with the remaining Queens of Darkness had
not at all been on the agenda for the evening … and then, before
either Killian or Emma had the chance to react, Maleficent and Cruella
had taken advantage of their good fortune.
Spoilers: Up through 4x15, “Poor Unfortunate Soul.”
T, mostly for safety, language, and possible later hints/descriptions
of child abuse. Charming Family and Captain Swan angst/fluff, as per
Disclaimer: Once Upon a Time and its
characters were created by Eddie Kitsis and Adam Horowitz and are owned
by ABC. They left the toys out, I’m just getting my playtime in before
they put them away.
Author’s Note: diya.mehta2 at ff.net asked me for a
“Watch Over Me”-type story where Emma gets into a terrible accident.
Everyone and their mother has done car accidents and I was in the middle
of a sick!fic, so I decided to go with magical accident … and then
this came to me. Set in a very nebulous time post-“Poor Unfortunate
Soul” but before “Best Laid Plans” (mostly because I conceived of the
idea prior to “Best Laid Plans”). Bear with me, guys, for here be
danger. Feedback thrills me to pieces! Enjoy. :)
At ff.net and below.
Neither Killian Jones nor Emma Swan had seen it coming.
confrontation on the docks with the remaining Queens of Darkness had
not at all been on the agenda for the evening. What had been on the
agenda was a quiet walk down by the harbor, mostly to calm Swan’s
nerves. Everything had been getting to her: Cruella and Maleficent, Gold
being back in town, the sudden unreliability of her “superpower,” an
undercover operation being planned without her.
It was Killian
who’d suggested going for a walk so she could clear her head, and
somehow by silent agreement, they’d both started heading for the water.
of them had known that Cruella and Maleficent were down at the docks as
well. From the surprise on the women’s faces, it was clear that they
hadn’t expected to find themselves so close to the savior and her
pirate, either. And then, before either Killian or Emma had the chance
to react, Maleficent and Cruella had taken advantage of their good